The drinking water sector in Deir Ezzor Governorate is witnessing a great improvement since the defeat of terrorism at the hands of the heroes of the Syrian Arab Army, as many projects have been implemented and large areas of the governorate covered with water pumping stations that have been rehabilitated and brought into service despite the extent of sabotage caused by terrorism.
The Director General of Deir Al-Zour Water Corporation, Engineer Rabie Al-Ali, stated in a statement to SANA that the number of water pumping stations that have been put into service has increased from one station in 2017 to 33 in 2018 and reached 57 stations in 2019 and reached 64 stations to date.
Al-Ali pointed out that the first phase included putting 43 pumping stations into service according to the priorities of the return of the people and the need for the regions to provide water, which are 7 stations in the city, 6 in the western countryside, 23 in the eastern countryside, and 7 in the northeastern countryside.
In the second phase, 21 pumping stations were put into service in the city of Deir Ezzor and the rural areas of Albu Kamal, which coincided with the maintenance of the main and subsidiary water networks that are fed from these stations. The main payment line for Deir Ezzor city was also rehabilitated from the Albrook reservoir in Ayyash to the Dallah roundabout in order to raise Water network pressure.
Al-Ali pointed out that during the past few months, the Foundation’s workshops have implemented several projects, most notably the rehabilitation of the sterilization system in the Al-Basil station in the village of Ayyash and the rehabilitation and replacement of sand and filter elements for the model stations in the governorate with a completion rate of 95 percent in addition to the maintenance of sub-networks in the workers neighborhood after it was completed Rehabilitation of the main line connecting to the neighborhood. It also rehabilitated the water network lines in Al-Hamidiyah neighborhood.
He pointed out that work is currently underway within the city's neighborhoods by replacing the main line in Hassan Taha Street with a length of 250 meters and a diameter of 300 mm, in addition to implementing a project to replace the main lines of the water network in Al-Mayadin City, where the completion rate reached about 30 percent.
Al-Ali stressed that the water that is pumped to homes is sterile and safe, and it is examined periodically by technicians in the institution's laboratories, and it conforms to the required and approved specifications.